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This spring, two important chapters in the surprising story of Israeli gay and lesbian politics concluded.

Emergency contraception has the potential to revolutionize women's relationship to sex and birth control.

You're 19, single, on welfare. You breast-feed your baby because you know breast is best. When the baby fails to gain weight, your mother says not to worry, you were even smaller at that age.

In the past ten years, nationalist, communalist and religious fundamentalist social movements have surfaced all over the world, moving into the power vacuum created as local elites have been over

It's a good thing Bill and Monica held their trysts in the White House rather than just across the Potomac, in Falls Church or Arlington, Virginia.

Does it seem to you that feminism this past year was just one long gargle over the meaning of Monica? That the biggest women's issue was whether oral sex is sex?

For Danielle Crittenden, the "click" came when she was going to play tennis with her husband and a couple of acquaintances. She left her racket on one side of the court.

We will never know the truth behind Juanita Broaddrick's claim that Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in l978.

It is, depending on one's perspective, a delicious and redemptive scenario, a terrible nightmare or, if you are the escapist sort that hasn't yet cottoned to the hard reality of Election 2000, a

In seven novels and a collection of essays published since 1981, Sarah Schulman has methodically chronicled the history of her longtime neighborhood, Manhattan's East Village.

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Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014

A world-class athlete is standing up to the barbaric surgical practices women are subjected to in international sports. She deserves our support.

October 20, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

"Having children when you want to have children is very important for women's lives."

October 16, 2014

It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society makes it so hard to parent and work.

October 16, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.

October 13, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014